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Cannes, France - July 3, 2017: A view of the Vieux Port, the Old Port of Cannes, and Le Suquet district, the old town, in the background

StepStone Europe head: responsible investment is ‘challenge of the future’

The next generation of investors are increasingly interested in how returns are made, rather than just how big they are, partner David Jeffrey tells the IPEM conference in Cannes.
Gender divide

Recruitment quotas won’t fix PE’s gender problem

Private equity's diversity issue goes deeper than firms not seeing enough female candidates.

Impact funds play the long game

Permanent capital structures can help investors navigate volatility and complex regulation, but convincing limited partners can be slow going.

What LPs care about most when performing due diligence

A GP's team size, track record and style drift are given significantly greater value than culture, succession planning and the gender pay gap.

LPs lukewarm on ESG

Only one-third of LPs describe ESG as a major consideration, but that doesn’t tell the full story, pension funds say.

Naqvi launched last ditch attempt to save Abraaj

The founder submitted a plan in August that included giving up carry and disposing of assets over several years, according to documents seen by PEI.

UK regulator taps USS exec to drive fee template adoption

The Cost Transparency Initiative – which covers around £180bn of scheme assets – will run a pilot phase to test the new templates and supporting materials until January 2019.

Monitor Clipper’s Evans is on a mission to get more women into PE

The CFO of Monitor Clipper Partners is doing her bit to redress the industry’s problem with diversity.

Ineffective GP-LP reporting ‘hurts’ private equity

Complexity, opacity and a lack of standardisation have slowed efforts to improve reporting, a conference has heard.

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